Face & Neck Lift for Men
Our plastic surgeon Dr. Kelly Sullivan will recommend a face lift for people who are concerned about facial lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin around the mid-face, jowls and/or neck.
Face Lift Procedure & Results
Dr. Kelly Sullivan will make strategically placed incisions that are hidden in the hairline, the natural creases of the ear and in the lower scalp, then separate the skin from underlying fat and muscle. The fat may be trimmed or suctioned to improve contour. After deep tissues are tightened, the excess skin is re-draped, trimmed and sutured into place to eliminate sagging.
A facelift by Dr. Sullivan can take from two to four hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. This surgery is performed at an accredited surgical center on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Because safety is our first concern, Dr. Kelly Sullivan always works with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible. Following your surgery, you may recover in a medically supervised setting or in the comfort of your own home.
Facelifts create a natural, more youthful appearance by
- Lifting and tightening the loose, droopy, lined skin of the cheeks, jowls and neck
- Improving the visible signs of aging
- Improving overall appearance and self image
Recovery & Aftercare of Your Face lift
Dr. Kelly Sullivan will give you written instructions for what to expect and how to care for yourself after a face lift. They might include:
- Patients may experience some degree of bruising and swelling that progressively improves over two to four weeks
- Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended
- Limit activity for the first week following surgery
- Avoid strenuous activities for about one to two weeks
You will have some follow-up appointments with Dr. Kelly Sullivan to monitor your recovery from face lift surgery, so be sure to keep them. With careful self-care and compliance with Dr. Kelly Sullivan’s advice, most people have a complete recovery and a happy outcome.
Insurance Guidelines for Your Face Lift
A facelift is considered a cosmetic procedure; therefore, insurance will not cover it.
“Dr Sullivan and her staff are professional, considerate and sympathetic. I felt comfortable, informed and very pleased with the results. The office has an intimate feel. I also liked the size and the staff at the off-site surgery center. It’s much more appealing than a hospital. The amount of care before and after surgery was just right for me, so it was personally tuned in to my needs. There were no surprises. I knew what to expect with each step. I recommend Dr Sullivan highly.”
*PLEASE NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kelly Sullivan.